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Pathology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of the nature and causes of diseases. The College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka is the leading professional organization representing this field in the country. On this website you can access the details about our college and its activities

 

Our Vision
The college aims to advance the science and practice of pathology in Sri Lanka and thus provide education and promote research.
 

Our Mission

To promote excellence in the practice of pathology

 

Message by the President
College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka, 2022
 

Dear members


I would first like to thank you all very much for appointing me as President of the College for the year 2022.I consider it an honour and a privilege to be elected to lead this prestigious institution and I am humbled and grateful for the confidence placed in me to do so.


I wish to congratulate the outgoing President Prof Dulani Beneragama and the Council 2021, for the many successes achieved this past year in spite of all the restrictions placed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Notable are the successful first ever virtual Annual Academic Sessions, the commencement of the accreditation process for four laboratories bringing to fruition the hardwork of many accreditation committees over the years and publishing of the National Guidelines for Specimen Collection for Laboratory Analysis, Handling and Reporting Gastrointestinal, Breast and Gynaecological Malignancies and Disposal of Laboratory Waste. The many useful webinars and teaching sessions on a variety of topics bears testimony to the hard work by the Council 2021. I thank you all and I hope you will continue to extend the same support to this year's activities as well.

This post is one which carries great responsibility and I consider it to be that of a custodian who has been given a great treasure to nurture and protect for a short period of time. We must not forget the high moral code of ethics instilled by our founders who endorsed honesty and transparency in all dealings, and abhorred selfseeking behavior and vainglory. I would like to take some time to appreciate the great men and women who over the years gave selflessly of themselves, their time and effort to make the College what it is today. Many milestones were achieved over the years both academically and otherwise and I am proud that I have the oppurtunity to contribute to this progress. From our humble office in the SLMA attic to our current comparatively luxurious office space, publishing of our own journal The Journal of Diagnostic Pathology, commencing the laboratory accreditation process to hosting our own International Conference with the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology or the BDIAP are, but a few of these achievements.

With the help of the Council of 2022 I have many academic activities planned this year especially in collaboration with our clinical colleagues in the form of symposia and interactive sessions. I strongly believe that achieving excellence in pathology reporting lies in being aware of the clinical implications of our report and a well-established, cordial relationship with our clinical colleagues will immensely benefit the patients whom we serve. The main academic event this year will of course be the 8th International Conference in Head and Neck, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Pathology scheduled for late September which we hope to organize as a hybrid event .


As doctors , we have all taken an oath to deliver the best health care possible to our patients. To this end I hope to complete the accreditation process of the four laboratories commenced by the accreditation committee of last year, with a view to extending the process to other laboratories. Providing an uninterrupted and wider Immunohistochemistry service is a priority and even though this will be a very challenging task with the country in financial difficulties due to the covid 19 pandemic. I hope to explore other avenues of revenue with the involvement of clinical colleagues who are the beneficiaries of our reports. We will also work towards the goal that molecular diagnostic services in the government sector will become a reality this year. As pathologists we see an increase in incidence in malignant tumours and I hope to explore ways in which we can increase community awareness to prevent the most prevalent cancers.


With a great team comprising this years' council, I am confident that all these goals are achievable. Once again I thank you all for this great honour and I hope I will be worthy of your confidence. I conclude with a quote from Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States of America " Believe you can and you are halfway there." Thank you very much

Dr. Sonali Rodrigo
President College of Pathologists 2022

 

 

 

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Pathology is the medical specialty concerned with the study of the nature and causes of diseases. The College of Pathologists of Sri Lanka is the leading professional organization representing this field in the country. On this website you can access the details about our college and its activities

 

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